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. also, recent polls show momentum shifting to president obama. we're about to find out which way the state of nevada is moving. and new developments in the hunt for the suspects in the attack that killed the united states ambassador to libya and three other americans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 47 days to go until the election, the romney campaign's about to roll out another new strategy. voters will be seeing a lot more of mitt romney. in fact, we're only minutes away from his speech at a rally in florida. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us now live from sarasota to set the scene. jim, what's going on? >> reporter: wolf, we expect mitt romney to be out here in sarasota, florida, in just a few minutes from now. this is where his advisors say after a relatively light schedule over the last couple weeks, mitt romney and his campaign will be picking up the pace. and after seeming to defend those comments on that hidden camera video on government dependency, romney appears to be shifting again on that message as well loo
. obama has not been able to -- lead. watch this. >> you may not agree with me on every issue. and the american people may not agree with me on every issue. but i don't think i have been called anything besides a strong leader. know how it lead. i will bring america together. i will not divide america. i will bring us together to accomplish great things for our great nation. >> to put the rough week of last and the week before that behind them, they are accelerating the battle on the ground, tonight he goes to colorado. and during the course of all of this, their idea is that it will come down to 6 to 10 states stad in most of the state, mr. romney is in a tie or trailing by a point or two, within the margin. every one of the states that will decide the election were won by barack obama four years ago, so romney knows he has to take them back and put them into the red column. >> it's been sometime since mitt romney has been in colorado, why so long? >> 7 weeks and it's a key battleground state. that's a long time for the principle candidate not to be there. paul ryan has been
'll hear live from the three other men at the top of the tickets. president obama's in ohio. joe biden and paul ryan are in iowa. >>> and as their country falls apart and a civil war approaches their city, thousands of syrians have nowhere to hide. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm joe johns. and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with mitt romney who's just unveiled a new campaign strategy just 50 days before the election. in a speech this afternoon, romney refocused on the economy and got specific about how he would reduce the size of government. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is in los angeles where romney spoke to the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. jim, today it looks like romney is reaching out to latino voters. >> reporter: that's right, joe. he's doing just that. but he's also according to his campaign unveiling some of the details of his economic plan. just as voters are starting to pay attention to this election. but there are new distractions out there. namely a campaign blame game that does not go over well 50 days before an election. after a week
of commerce and sit down with telemundo while president obama arrived in cincinnati, his 12th visit to ohio. his home away interest home. >>> and live from new york, "snl" inaugurates a new president obama. ♪ i so in love with you >> that was fun, right? so, do you want that or this. ♪ eieio >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. with 50 days to go team obama is monitoring an explosive situation across the arab world, while the romney campaign is coping with questions about its internal management today. and whether a team that the candidate is loyal to, can now help him unseat an incumbent president. joining me for our daily fix, chris alyssa, msnbc contributor and mark halperin, senior political analyst for "time" and msnbc. welcome both. chris, 50 days to go, we've got a very close race despite, you know, some advantage for president obama in battleground states. is this the time for the romney team to be doing sort of a postmortem almost as if they've already lost this race? >> i'll give you an uncharacteristically for me short answer, no. you don't want to be talking
, jill dougherty. we appreciate that. president obama has this warning for those it responsible for the murders of american diplomats in libya, justice will be done. here's the president. >> acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this it great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> as the story continues to unfold, we're getting in new information into what may have prompted attacks in egypt and libya and may have more to do with the anniversary of 9/11 than with a movie that insulted the muslim faith. looking at the consulate, that was after the mob attack. it was here that four americans lost their lives. you heard jill dougherty talking about how they died. among them, the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. this was cairo, egypt last night as a mob attacked our embassy there. they tore dow
: here's what mitt romney said. i am outraged by the death of an american worker in bengazi. obama administration was not to condemn attacks on diplomatic. but sympathize those that wage the attacks. this is a situation we should stand up. what are the egyptians saying. you had a little bit of the time to get out of here. i have no idea in libya they clearly couldn't protect it and overwomened boy the numbers. they didn't troy to stop >> chris: just keep in mind all of this blood shed is over a dumb movie by an idiot in florida, the pastor terry jones who threatened to burn the qu'ran. 92 and eventually did. this is not the only foreign policy issue. president obama trying to find time to meet with prime minister netanyahu in person. but one thing on his schedule is confirmed. don't know if he will meet with the prime minister of israel but will sit down with david letterman. congressman, good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: what do you make of the story that the white house nixed the president meeting with the prime minister. the white house said it is not true. >> it is a snu
throughout the arab world and a number of the protesters were chanting, obama, obama, we are all osama in reference to osama bin laden and al-qaeda. and to that, the arabian peninsula issued a communique, urging more attacks on u.s. embassies and to quote, bill more american diplomates. according to local press here, the egyptian media, there was a credible threat against the u.s. embassy earlier this month by a jihady group based in the sinai peninsula here. so far that threat has not materialized, but a step up in the security at the american embassy here, just about 100 yards to my left and the roads down to the embassy and 18 foot high concrete blocks, blocking entire roads on the way down to the embassy and obviously, the other embassies around the middle east, around the arab world, we're now seeing a reenforcement with marines sent in to help secure against possible protests coming in the next few weeks, kelly. back to you. >> and leyland, quickly you mentioned obama, obama, we're all usama. that's alarming for those in the western world. and can you tell us what the egyptian au
staffers. president obama not condemning the libyan government. >> today we mourn for more americans that represent the best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> this is on the heels of romney's slamming the president's response which became a fierce back and forth between the two campaigns. and mitt romney appeared in florida, launching a preemptive attack on the obama administration. >> the first response of the united states must be outrage of the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. an apology for american values is never the right course. as i watched over the passed 3 1/2 years, the president has had some successes and failures, and it's a hit or miss approach, but not based upon sound foreign policy. >> here is the statement released just before midnight that kicked off the campaign bickering. romney saying it's disgraceful that obama's administration's first response was not to condemn the attack but to sympathize with those that waged
it with at black flag similar to the one used by al qaeda. president obama condemned all the violence moments ago. >> since our founding the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence, none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. jon: so where does the story go from here. greg palkot is following for it live from london. greg? >> reporter: we're getting more and more information about the tragic events in libya as the day goes on. first who was involved along with ambassador to libya, chris stevens. the information officer there in libya for the united states, sean smith. as well as two other americans. possibly security. not to be confirmed yet. still be identified. they were killed in or around the consulate in benghazi that happened overnight. stevens was a career diplomat. played a key role in the tumultuous period in libya. the type of diplomat we come time and time again. president clinton --. this was
on the obama administration. >> the first response of the united states must be outrage of the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. an apology for american values is never the right course. as i watched over the passed 3 1/2 years, the president has had some successes and failures, and it's a hit or miss approach, but not based upon sound foreign policy. >> here is the statement released just before midnight that kicked off the campaign bickering. romney saying it's disgraceful that obama's administration's first response was not to condemn the attack but to sympathize with those that waged attacks. >> hillary clinton expressing our profound sadness over the deaths of the americans, including ambassador stevens. >> today many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? >>> the protests sparked by outrage over a film made by an israeli filmmaker in california, and the film sparking outrage in neighboring egypt. we covered this with nbc news white house correspon
of hope. anna, cnn, kabul. >>> hello again. in the cnn newsroom president obama is about to step to the mike in miami to woo latino voters a day after mitt romney spoke about immigration to the same crowd and space shuttle endeavour is making its final flight before retirement. we'll take a look back at its amazing history of exploration. let's get right to it. >>> the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre returns to court today, and he could face more charges. james holmes already faces murder and attempted murder charges. prosecutors want to add ten more charges bringing the count to 152. lawyers are also expected to argue whether a notebook holmes allegedly sent to his psychiatrist before the shootings can be used at trial. holmes is accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater during a midnight showing of the latest batman movie. 12 people died and 58 were wounded. >>> it is president obama's turn to make his case before a latino audience today. the president arrives in miami just a short time from now for a meet the candidates forum univision next hour. it's t
>> this is the fox report. i am harris faulkner. governor mitt romney hitting president obama hard over the biggest issue of the election. jobs. so with just 45 days until voters head to the polls, will the president meet with his job's council before november. also tonight. a terror attack that does not appear pon tanous. in the u.s. consulate in libya. a inside job leading to the fight against our ambassador and other americans. war with israel is inevitable . the top iranian commander spewing hate against our strongest ally and friend. all this as iran's madmadgets ready to speak on u.s. soil riding from sea to shining sea for those who can't. former marines on a cross country journey for those loved ones who died on the front lines. the fbi investigating whether the terror atalk on the u.s. consulate was an inside job. agents working the case and we are learning more about the september 11 attack and including 100 armed militants were involved. it was a coordinated assault and killing our former ambassador and two navy seals. >> harris, an fbi team assigned to investigate the m
on the internet that rid cutes prophet muhammad. hillary clinton and president obama promised swift action. >> today we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> the friendship between our countries born out of shared struggle will not be another casualty of this attack. a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. >> meanwhile, mitt romney condemned the loss of american lives but he also seized on the attacks even before daybreak slamming the administration's response in what became a fierce back and forth between the two campaigns. romney then doubled down this morning. >> i spoke out when the key fact that i referred to was known which was that the embassy of the united states issued what appeared to be an apology for american principles. that was a mistake. and i believe that when a mistake is made of that significance you speak out. >> we start our
. president obama is promising justice. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats and i am calling to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world, and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> the people he is talking about, four members of the u.s. foreign service who were killed overnight in libya. among them u.s. ambassador jay christopher stevens, president obama's appointed man to watch over libya after the long rule of muammar gadhafi. someone fired a rocket into the u.s. consulate in benghazi during a chaotic protest. we're going to join cnn joeman. she's with us. tell us about this attention that erupted in benghazi. it did not actually happen in tripoli. are you in tripoli. how are people responding to what has taken place? >> well, the situation here in tripoli does seem to be normal. people are on the streets. there seems to be nothing but the news that -- of what happened in ben
the obama administration has handled what happened in libya and the ilg of our own u.s. ambassador and some very mixed messages. >> we have no information to suggest that it was a pre-planned attack. it is not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of. >> some have thought -- sought to justify this vicious behavior along with the protest that took place at our embassy in cairo yesterday as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet. >> this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack. >> we don't know yet. so we're going to continue to investigate this. >> how could ambassador rice and jay carney there just a week ago have said so unquiskably this was not a pre-planned uncoordinated attack. this was not a terrorist attack. this had nothing to do with 9/11. this had nothing to do with the u.s. policies. they were so unequivocal. why did they have that message a week ago? and now it has morphed completely into. >> a 180. >> a 180 before we debate it. hear what hillary clinton said yesterday now about this attack on our consulate. >> what happened in benghazi was a tars
romney's immediate criticism of president obama's international policies. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> dramatic developments unfolding. let's begin with some important new developments in the attacks on u.s. facilities in both cairo, egypt. and benghazi, libya. u.s. sources now tell cnn the attack in benghazi was actually planned in advance and the perpetrators used a protest outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is keeping tabs on the u.s. military's response to what's going on as well. let's go to jill first. she's watching what's going on. jill, what's the latest over at the state department beyond the heartbreak of a top u.s. diplomat, three others killed? >> right, wolf
an elite group of 50 marines to help guard the embassy in tripoli. the obama administration is trying to determine if the deadly attack against the compound in benghazi that killed four was a planned terror strike or a spontaneous backlash from an anti islamic video posted on youtube. >>> while the investigation remains in the very early stages, details are emerging about what happened tuesday night in benghazi that left four americans dead, including 52-year-old ambassador chris stevens, widely reported as one of the most successful envoys in the region. according to first reports from administration officials, the american consulate came under small arms fire around 10:00 p.m. local time. a short time after that the outside walls of the lightly guarded compound were breached. gunmen began attacking the main building and setting it on fire. at this point three people remained inside the consulate, ambassador stevens, another staff member named sean smith. amid the chaos and heavy smoke, ambassador stevens was missing for 12 hours before his body was located wednesday night at a bengh
officials -- this is what he said. >> translator: we assured president obama that we will be keen and we will not commit any such event, any such occurrence in our country against the embassy's territories. >> reporter: mohamed morsi was slow coming out condemning the incursion into the u.s. embassy, but now, yesterday and today we've seen him come out with more force saying that he will protect diplomatic missions from large protests. christine? >> you know, ian, wednesday night we heard president obama say egypt is not an ally but not an enemy, a careful distinction. how's that playing in egypt? >> reporter: well the united states and egypt are trying right now to feel each other out. it's kind of like an awkward first date, because before the revolution the muslim brotherhood was an adversary of sort of the united states and there was a lot of mistrust there. so, right now they're trying to build a relationship trying to come together, but the military the egyptian and the american military do have close ties, and this is one of the military officials in the uni
, obama g go to hell, hollywood o to hell. the police used pitcher spray against the crowd. police detained more than 120 protet evers. they do plan to release them after checking identification. clearly tensions rising across europe as well as the middle east and northern africa. >> and even in australia some things that we have been >> yeah.ng down there, australia has a large muslim population and in sydney there was a group of hundreds of muslim demonstrators who gathered outside the u.s. consultate. they were on the steps of the building and throwing shoes at the building and then refused to move when the police moved in. so that is when things got heated there. there was one officer hit in the head with a bottle. numerous protesters were injured and arrested by police who were using their clubs and pepper spray and even police dogs. in sydney, australia. it was an ugly clash. it has been welled for now but leading many to wonder what is next, where is next and how bad is this thing going to get? >> rick, thank you very much. >>> right now we are learning more about a situatio
that president obama has had throughout this campaign has been foreign policy, and the other thing is i think they're trying to deflect from the fact that part of the problem, part of the reason we have the relationship and some of the tensions that exist are because of the war, preemptive war, war of choice by president bush in iraq and then afghanistan and that's part of what president obama has actually been trying to, you know, in addition to getting us out of the wars, undo some of that damage. that's not a conversation they want to have. i find it talk about the sabre rattling, noecons going into iran, if we did that, it would be a similar situation, american forces on the ground, american resources not spent at home. it could be morsi we have seen on television now or as we saw with american loss of life coming home. there's a responsible element to this as well. >> you say that. julian, all i hear from people like paul ryan and the other expert on foreign policy, sarah palin, is that this president's affect has been one of weakness, and yet we've seen multiple dictators fall, and cert
americans, they're going to arrive back here in the united states within the hour. president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, they're going to be at andrews air force base with the remains of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and two others are transferred. ambassador stevens died in the country that he served. in a part of the world that his family says he fell in love with. here's anderson cooper. >> rissteins was first sent to the state department in 2007. last year he was tasked with the formidable and dangerous assignment. america's point man with rebel forces fighting gadhafi. in the early days i asked chris to be our envoy to the rebel opposition. he arrived on a cargo ship m port of benghazi and began building our relationships with libya's revolutionaries. >> when the fighting stopped and gadhafi was gone, stevens was officially named ambassador to libya. one of the first things he did was create this video with arabic sun titles to reach out to libyans. >> i look forward to exploring the possibilities with you as we work together to build a free democratic prosperou
individuals to hurt the religious feelings of others. mitt romney pounce the. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks, the gop presidential candidate said in a statement late tuesday. the obama campaign fired back saying it was shocked that following the deadly protests, quote, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. >> sarah palin! >> even sarah palin joined the fray, paraphrasing a line often used to mock her. >> and can i see russia from my house. >> as a way to slam the white house. >> reporter: apparently president obama can't see egypt and libya from his house, she tweeted. a couple of things. that cairo statement by the embassy there was never approved by the state department or the white house. that said, can i tell you here, matt, officials here are just stunned that the romney campaign wouldn't even wait till daybreak before pouncing on this story considering we didn't have confirmations of the death of the ambassador and others. >> chuc
. romney's heard telling wealthy donors 47% of americans will support the president, president obama, no matter what. this video posted on the liberal leaning website mother jones. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right, there are 47% who are with him, who are depend enupon government who believe that ey are victims who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. that's an entitlement. and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. the president starts off with 48, 49, he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes done connect. he'll be out there taking about tax cuts for the rich. that's what they sell every four years. so so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them that they should take personal response and care for their lives. what i have to do is convince the 5% t
of a deal. but a lot of folks here think it's going to take his boss, president obama, to actually step in and get this deal done. i don't know if that's going to happen any time soon. >> and it's the law, they have to -- it is federal and state law, rahm emanuel is right about that, that they have to evaluate teachers. has the union put forth an alternative way to evaluate teachers or they just don't like this way? >> reporter: they say they have. but it is not acceptable to the school district. what clearly these teachers are upset about is the standardized testing. their claim is that when a teacher works in a low-income area where test scores are lower, that teacher has unfair -- it is not fair in terms of the way they are evaluated. >> casey wian in chicago, we'll check with you next hour. >> arne duncan is the former ceo of the chicago public schools so he's intimately familiar with this particular fight. >> those who argue if you're in a low-income neighborhood, you have to show improvement on the child. so it is based on what you're working. if you are showing improvement or kee
days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards
's real tension there, there is a real clash of wills between netanyahu and president obama. where it all ends, nobody knows. we will talk about it after this brief break. ♪ [ man ] when i'm in my zone... every move i make is a statement... ♪ ...that inspires me to make my mark. ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new lexus es 350. ♪ to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. world tells israel wait, there's still time. i say wait for what? wait until when? those international community who refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >> during the sunday morning tv talk circuit the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu was ratcheting it up big time fo
over the world. so let's go back a minute. what you saw yesterday was president obama say he wants to up security at embassies around the world. right now we know for the last several hours the state department, the pentagon, the white house, the national security community, going through the security arrangements at u.s. embassies around the world. >> barbara if you can hold that thought, we're going to get back to you. we have a reporter who is live right now on the phone. hakeem al masmari. you are there. we are seeing pictures. what can you tell us. >> the security forces do not want this to escalate. as you heard again, yemen knows if blood falls on the ground this will only get worse. it has not gotten violent as of now. if it does it will only be for the worse. yemen knows if one is killed in this protest it could escalate. that is why they are using batons and wisdom in dealing with the protesters, though in the past many protests at this place were violent over last year or so. >> that's a real careful calculus they have to do here trying to control
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